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From Frights to Flaws: Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions: Book 1 is a fantasy novel for children and preteens written by Sunayna Prasad. Life had gotten very dreary for Alyssa and her cousin, Hailey. When Alyssa’s parents died in a car crash five years earlier, a life with Hailey and her aunt and uncle seemed a welcome respite after the loss. They formed a close and loving bond. But the tragedy of her aunt’s death two years later did something to her uncle. He had become a harsh and demanding disciplinarian and had taken the two girls out of school to be home-schooled instead. Their babysitter, Mrs. Hutchinson, treated them like her own personal Cinderellas as she supervised the endless chores she assigned them. Mopping floors, washing dishes and vacuuming the rugs took up time they might have spent playing or learning. But something strange and wonderful happened one day as Alyssa stared out the window at the raindrops which had suddenly, unexpectedly, turned black and began to form letters on the window pane. They read: "Your life will never be the same, Alyssa McCarthy, as magic will interfere."
Sunayna Prasad’s fantasy novel for children and preteens, From Frights to Flaws: Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions: Book 1 is a fast-paced and exciting adventure tale that follows the orphaned girl as she tries to understand how her very sheltered life in a New Jersey suburb could change so entirely. I loved seeing the Fiji Islands through Alyssa’s eyes and experiencing with her the challenges of her adventure. Prasad’s plot is well-developed and her characters are finely honed and credible. From Frights to Flaws: Alyssa McCarthy’s Magical Missions: Book 1 is highly recommended.